Mit gondolnak a családorvos-rezidensek a hálapénzrol?

Translated title of the contribution: What do family medicine trainees think about gratitude payment?

Gyorffy Zsuzsa, L. Kalabay, Mohos Andras, Markus Bernadett, Nanasi Anna, Rinfel Jozsef, Girasek Edmond, Torzsa Peter

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Introduction: The issue of gratuity is one of the most important health policy issues in Hungary. Aim: The authors' aim is to investigate the attitude of Hungarian family medicine trainees towards gratitude payment. Method: Quantitative, paper-based survey among trainees from four Departments of Family Medicine in Hungary (n = 152). Results: More than 50 percent of the residents do not approve of accepting gratitude money. Men (p<0.026), and graduating residents accept it significantly more often (p<0.036) while doctors with children tend to accept it more frequently (p<0.051). They think that the reason for this phenomenon is the lack of proper care (65%), vulnerability and the sense of real gratitude patients feel (52%). According to the participants, the least influencing factor was the low salary of physicians (14.4%). They believe that accepting gratuity is a corruption, and it's humiliating for doctors (80-80%). Conclusion: Family medicine residents approve of gratitude money even less as compared to the results of previous studies, but related to other gratitude payment issues we have found similar opinions.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)1028-1035
Number of pages8
JournalOrvosi Hetilap
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2017


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Zsuzsa, G., Kalabay, L., Andras, M., Bernadett, M., Anna, N., Jozsef, R., Edmond, G., & Peter, T. (2017). Mit gondolnak a családorvos-rezidensek a hálapénzrol? Orvosi Hetilap, 158(26), 1028-1035.